You need a metal part that’s produced efficiently and with great repeatability. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but it needs to be affordable and made on schedule. It sounds like you need custom roll forming.

WHAT MAKES A GREAT ROLL FORMED PART?

A great roll formed part has: 

  • Uniform shape from end-to-end
  • A simple punch pattern, or no holes
  • Commercially-available metal specs
  • Long length

To help you design a fantastic roll formed component, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide, How To Design a Great Part With Custom Roll Forming. You’ll learn about best practices for making an affordable, streamlined roll form part. 

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Efficient and Affordable Roll Forming Design

In making a great roll formed part, you’ll want:

Readily Available Materials

A great roll formed part begins with proper material selection. Worried about choosing the right metal? Leave it to us! Show us your part, your material of choice, and the strength you need – we’ll identify the correct metal chemistry for your roll formed part.

Generous Tolerances

The #1 rule of tolerances for efficient and affordable parts, is to make them as loose as possible while maintaining proper functionality and quality expectations. With that said, we’ll help you understand which design features can and cannot be controlled to a higher degree.

Compatible Design

A roll form line consists of multiple components – a coil feeder, pre-punch equipment, the roll form mill, and a cut-off mechanism. 

Consequently, the likelihood that a roll form machine can form your part is determined by the combined limitations of its components. We’ll work with you to identify the most compatible (efficient) machine to produce your part, and if there are any design adjustments that make fabrication better/faster, we’ll present those as well.

Talk to a Metal Roll Forming Vendor 

When you need long components with complex metal profiles that require several bends or a unique radius, roll forming is likely your solution. If you have any questions about whether your project is a good fit for roll forming services, ask a vendor directly! Download our guide by filling out the form above. And if you have more questions, get in touch with us!

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